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For my medium-small-sized hands this mouse fits like a glove - the shape and base-weight makes it really comfortable. I tend to mouse with my wrist stationary, using only fingers to move around. This requires a slightly shorter grip around the mouse. Even so, left and right buttons are clickable almost as far back as half the mouse with little perceivable click-pressure change.
Having basically 10 completely programmable buttons is a godsend for click-casting in World of Warcraft. Paired with the SetPoint software, it's a no-brainer. Although I'd agree with 'Ruebarb' about the both the DPI & middle buttons.
DPI buttons are small and might be hard to reach for small hands in a gaming situation. And the middle button requires far more directly straight-down, forceful click than the left/right scroll-click, making it better suited for less-used spells/functions.
Conversely, the left/right scroll-click is dead-on perfect. I find them as natural to use as any other "normal" mouse-button.
The cluster of three buttons on the left side is a great idea. I like the arrangement. And the toggle-able hyper-scroll middle button makes for quick work of long page-scrolling.
To wish for anything it'd be more ergonomic alternative buttons for DPI & left-side - something that makes for more hand-position variety in a "twitch" gaming situation. I'd prefer button-shaping akin to Microsoft's Intellimouse Optical side buttons - lending toward slightly larger/elongated and rounder.
That said, the detractors are minor - this is possibly the best mouse I've used for gaming.
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Initial post: Oct 15, 2009 12:42:06 PM PDT
B. Junkin-Mills says:
Thanks for the great review. I don't know a thing about gaming mice, but I wanted to get one for my teenaged son who plays WoW, and your clear and thorough review (and you mention WoW!) made me feel confident that this mouse is a good choice. Thanks!
Posted on Apr 24, 2012 1:55:09 AM PDT
10 programmable buttons? Do we have the same mouse? Because theres a total of 9 buttons at most, one of which is the scroll speed-lock, and 2 of the others are used to control the sensitivity. In fact, there are only 3 "programmable" buttons that aren't left/right/center click.
Posted on Apr 23, 2013 3:13:59 PM PDT
Danny Hogan says:
Not to be weird, but can you explain what 'click casting' is in WoW? Are you talking about Healbot?
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